I took a Grab to Sarnies and midway through the journey, the Grab driver asked if we were heading for Pad Thai. I said no, Sarnies is a new cafe that opened recently. I had no idea what Pad Thai was he referring to.
The Grab driver looked at the address and said that Charoen Krung 44 has a famous Pad Thai place. He explained that people will know Pad Thai in Charoen Krung 44 more than Sarnies.
I brushed him aside because I saw on Instagram that Sarnies Bangkok looks really rustic and have planned on visiting them.
As we drove into the soi at about 11am, the driver pointed out to a restaurant with a signboard “Baan Pad Thai” which looked empty inside. We didn’t think much about it and headed 50 metres further down to Sarnies.
The menu was surprisingly quite extensive (to be fair, I have never been to the one in Singapore) with varieties of mains and all day breakfast. The coffee was flavorful but not exactly the kind that I was expecting. (I like a mix of fruits and nuts.)
Salted egg pasta was nice for the first few bites, but the salted egg then gets to me and it becomes really heavy. I would recommend it for sharing.
When we were done, we walked out of the soi towards the BTS station and passed Baan Pad Thai again. This time we saw that the restaurant was packed and some patrons were seated outside the restaurant with their food. I peeped at their food and saw amazing Pad Thai with the entire crab and also Pad Thai with huge ass prawns.
I was too filled with salted egg to stuff another plate of Pad Thai in,
but it gives me a reason to be back here again.